WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.:

  • Do you, or did you, own shares of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO)?

  • Did you purchase your shares between February 7, 2013 and August 10, 2016, inclusive?

  • Did you lose money in your investment?

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. reminds shareholders of Flowers Foods, Inc. (“Flowers” or the “Company”) (NYSE:FLO) of an upcoming deadline involving a securities fraud class action lawsuit commenced against the Company.  A complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased the common stock of Flowers between February 7, 2013 and August 10, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”), alleging violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against the Company and certain of its officers (the “Complaint”).

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements, and omitted materially adverse facts, about the Company’s business, operations and prospects.  Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the defendants concealed from the investing public: (1) that the Company was improperly classifying employees as independent contractors; (2) that the misclassification exposed the Company to legal liability and/or negative regulatory action; (3) that proper classification would have a negative impact on the Company’s operations; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Flower Foods’ business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.  As a result of defendants’ alleged false and misleading statements, the Company’s stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 11, 2016.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.  Any member of the proposed class may move the court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.

If you purchased shares of Flowers during the Class Period, or purchased shares prior to the Class Period and still hold Flowers, and wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact Timothy J. MacFall, Esquire or Peter Allocco of Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120, Wilmington, DE 19803 at (888) 969-4242; by e-mail to info@rl-legal.com; or at: http://rigrodskylong.com/investigations/flowers-foods-inc-flo.      
                            
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